if reason is a wrecking ball…

Using reason to establish a worldview, life-orientation, ‘religion’ or philosophy is like building a house with a wrecking ball.  Or perhaps that’s too violent a metaphor.  The point is reason is not a constructive tool but rather deconstructive. Reason does not construct, build or supply the thing itself: belief, idea, value, etc.  Reason only deconstructs… Continue reading if reason is a wrecking ball…

natural law?

There is a division between the thing itself and the laws which govern it.  Unless, of course, one holds that it is self-governed or autonomous (Gk: auto, self; Gk: nomos, law), which seems just as assumptive as claiming it is ruled by an ‘other’. If nature is governed by laws, then those laws themselves are… Continue reading natural law?

humane sex

Conversations about sexual ethics often are had without reference to assumed/unstated/unconsidered ideas about: (in particular) goals for human(e) sexual acts – ‘what is the telos (end, goal, purpose) of human sexuality?’ (i.e. ‘what is sex for?’) and (in general) the relationship between sexual acts and being a human – ‘what is the relationship between sexual… Continue reading humane sex